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Sleeping Tips for your Newborn Baby Aug 16, 2014 10:33:00 PM | by Laura Perry

Create the safest sleep environment for your baby

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As parents, we know your ultimate goal is to provide your baby with a happy, healthy and safe environment. Our experts have created these safe sleep tips for babies to help you protect your little one. Be sure to share these sleep tips with everyone who will take care of your baby. 
  • Always place baby on back to sleep to reduce to risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).Safe sleep tips for babies:
  • Always place baby in a crib, portable crib or play yard style crib that meets current safety standards for every sleep. Cover the mattress with only a tight-fitting crib sheet.

  • Never place anything soft, loose or fluffy in baby's sleep space.

  • Falling asleep with your baby on a bed, couch or armchair is dangerous.

  • Never place your baby to sleep on top of any soft surface.

  • Avoid overdressing your baby. Use other types of sleepers instead of blankets to keep baby warm and safe at nap time and nighttime.

  • Do not use positioners or wedges to prop your baby up or keep them on their back.

  • Offer baby a pacifier every time you place baby down to sleep. Pacifiers should only be offered to breastfed babies when nursing has been well established (which is usually around 3-4 weeks). 

To support your efforts, we are providing you with this safe sleep for babies printable form.

We wish you and your baby beautiful beginnings!

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